Definition of Fiber. Meaning of Fiber. Synonyms of Fiber

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Definition of Fiber

Fiber
Fiber Fi"ber, Fibre Fi"bre,, n. [F. fibre, L. fibra.] 1. One of the delicate, threadlike portions of which the tissues of plants and animals are in part constituted; as, the fiber of flax or of muscle. 2. Any fine, slender thread, or threadlike substance; as, a fiber of spun glass; especially, one of the slender rootlets of a plant. 3. Sinew; strength; toughness; as, a man of real fiber. Yet had no fibers in him, nor no force. --Chapman. 4. A general name for the raw material, such as cotton, flax, hemp, etc., used in textile manufactures. Fiber gun, a kind of steam gun for converting, wood, straw, etc., into fiber. The material is shut up in the gun with steam, air, or gas at a very high pressure which is afterward relieved suddenly by letting a lid at the muzzle fly open, when the rapid expansion separates the fibers. Fiber plants (Bot.), plants capable of yielding fiber useful in the arts, as hemp, flax, ramie, agave, etc.

Meaning of Fiber from wikipedia

- materials often incorporate fibers, for example carbon fiber and ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene. Synthetic fibers can often be produced very...
- An optical fiber (or fibre in British English) is a flexible, transparent fiber made by drawing gl**** (silica) or plastic to a diameter slightly thicker...
- Dietary fiber (British spelling fibre) or roughage is the portion of plant-derived food that cannot be completely broken down by human digestive enzymes...
- Carbon fibers or carbon fibres (alternatively CF, graphite fiber or graphite fibre) are fibers about 5 to 10 micrometers (0.00020–0.00039 in) in diameter...
- Fiber to the x (FTTX; also spelled "Fibre") or fiber in the loop is a generic term for any broadband network architecture using optical fiber to provide...
- carbon-fiber reinforced-thermoplastic (CFRP, CRP, CFRTP, also known as carbon fiber, carbon composite, or just carbon), are extremely strong and light fiber-reinforced...
- Gl**** fiber (or gl**** fibre) is a material consisting of numerous extremely fine fibers of gl****. Gl****makers throughout history have experimented with...
- Synthetic fiber or synthetic fibre (in British English; see spelling differences) are fibers made by humans through chemical synthesis, as opposed to natural...
- fibregl**** (Commonwealth English) is a common type of fiber-reinforced plastic using gl**** fiber. The fibers may be randomly arranged, flattened into a sheet...
- Fiber art refers to fine art whose material consists of natural or synthetic fiber and other components, such as fabric or yarn. It focuses on the materials...
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